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6 tips for managing your project budget

Budget overruns are a project manager's nightmare. These budget management strategies will keep your project budget under control and your stakeholders happy — even during uncertain times.

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Top 5 strategic priorities for IT leaders in 2021

IT leaders from tech, insurance, and finance sectors share their strategic priorities for 2021. Self-service solutions, edge computing, analytics, and low-code development top CIOs’ roadmaps.

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Strike a balance: Ensuring secure remote work without hindering productivity

The expanded remote workforce requires a balanced, secure approach to accessing data, apps, and systems.

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10 traits of highly effective project managers

To be a truly great project manager has taken on new meaning in 2020. You must be a strategic business partner fully vested in organizational success — and be able to roll with inevitable setbacks. Here’s how to stand out from the...

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Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

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What is DataOps? Collaborative, cross-functional analytics

DataOps (data operations) is an emerging discipline that brings together DevOps teams with data engineer and data scientist roles to provide the tools, processes and organizational structures to support the data-focused enterprise.

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Many of us will be working from home forever

The future of work is here, and for many of us it's going to be from home.

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15 popular Kanban tools for workflow management

Kanban is a workflow management system that simplifies development processes and lifecycles by increasing efficiency, communication and collaboration for agile teams.

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Microsoft Ignite showcases first Project Cortex AI tool for SharePoint

Civil engineering firm Mott McDonald has been testing SharePoint Syntex, the first product to come out of Microsoft’s Project Cortex proving ground for AI-based content management tools.

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Cloud software helps ASU lean into hybrid learning

Arizona State University has leaned heavily into cloud collaboration software to help students return to school in a hybrid learning model, says CIO Lev Gonick.

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8 tips for avoiding IT staff burnout during a pandemic

IT leaders get creative managing remote tech teams working from the confines of home offices. Here’s how they alleviate burnout that threatens to crater WFH life.

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AI at work: Your next co-worker could be an algorithm

It’s inevitable that artificial intelligence will replace some jobs. But emerging AI systems not only support their human colleagues but actively collaborate with them, tapping the unique strengths of both.

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4 hot project management trends — and 4 going cold

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating a number of project management trends already under way — and greatly altering long-held practices that no longer seem as relevant as remote work rises.

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Redefining productivity and compensation in an AI age

Artificial intelligence offers the promise of boosting productivity by automating mundane tasks. Here are some of the areas it might soon gain a foothold.

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Microsoft 365 certification: Skills and training to advance your career in the cloud

Microsoft’s cloud productivity suite enables employees to work from anywhere. These Microsoft 365 certs can give you the training and skills to move your career forward.

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6 common project management mistakes — and how to avoid them

Projects seldom go as planned, leaving project managers with any number of small fires to put out. Here are the most common issues projects encounter and how to get things back on track.

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20 reasons why software projects fail

From outsized expectations to fundamental feature changes, software development projects get derailed — or declared failures — thanks to a variety of project management and technical factors.

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Ellie Mae turns to AI for autonomous threat hunting

The mortgage processor is using threat intelligence, predictive analytics, and AI to proactively hunt advanced persistent threats like ransomware.

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Customers bank on BofA chatbot amid pandemic

Consumption of Bank of America’s Erica virtual assistant is soaring in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, lending a helping hand to consumers concerned about their personal finances.

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Why data analytics initiatives still fail

Strong data analytics is a digital business imperative — and it all begins with data governance, the right strategy and an emphasis on data-conscious culture.

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